Rev David Millar

Biography of Rev David Millar

David Millar (1925-2005) was a Chaplain at the University from 1964 to 1990 and a Lecturer in Practical Theology from 1970 to 1990.

David Millar was born in the manse of St Margaret's, Tollcross, in 1925. After attending Tollcross Primary and Glasgow Academy he joined the RAF in 1943, serving in Burma, India and Germany. He entered the University of Glasgow in 1947 and graduated with honours in philosophy, before proceeding to divinity studies at St Andrews, where he was much influenced by Donald Baillie.

He joined the Iona community and worked briefly in a church in Dundee before being inducted into the Church of Scotland parish of Richmond Craigmillar, Edinburgh in 1956.

In 1957, he married Jean Margaret, daughter of Professor William Tindal who held the Chair of Practical Theology in the University of Edinburgh.

In 1964 he became the University of Glasgow's Chaplain, and in 1970 a fulltime Lecturer in Practical Theology. In 1982 he successfully combined both posts, retiring in 1990.

David Millar was known as an outstanding University Chaplain. David and Jean provided a haven of hospitality for generations of students and staff in their homes located in Oakfield Avenue and 11 The Square which continued after retirement.


Rev David Millar
Born 1925.
Died 2005.
University Link: Lecturer
GU Degree:
Occupation categories: Chaplain; Lecturer in Practical Theology
Record last updated: 1st May 2015

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